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Posted by Carmel (Clacton On Sea, England) on 07/16/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I was feeling quite well until I had two cloves of raw garlic crushed up. It made my stomach feel awful and it never felt right since. I have been taking a lot of ibuprofen, steroids and antibiotics for a different problem for years so presume that has damaged my stomach and caused ulcer. I am now drinking cabbage juice and taking glutamine and have done for just over a week but so far still the same and today felt worse pain there.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, USA
Carmel: DGL and the herb Comfrey are very good for healing the gut. Some digestive enzymes and probiotics would also help. Kefir, Kraut, and Yogurt are beneficial. Acid reducing medications can help but I wouldn't advise anything over 1 or maybe 2 months.

Posted by Gabriella (Brooklyn, Ny) on 10/03/2010

Ya my husband had a sever ulcer attack. So I suggest to him to try the garlic to help with his stomach. So he tried. And he crush it to swallow it and after ten minutes he felt better. After he took it he is going to try the other remedies to. But thank you for the advice it help him a lot.

Replied by Rick
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
[YEA]   Garlic worked for me too. I tried several of the remedies here, and although coconut oil was somewhat helpful, none matched the effectiveness of garlic in alleviating the pain of my ulcer and allowing it to heal. I can't imagine suffering with that kind of pain for years... So glad I found this site! Thanks to you all!

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Posted by Gregg McKenzie (London, UK) on 12/27/2007

[YEA]  Raw garlic virtually instantly cured stomach ulcer! Once I knew I had a duodenal stomach ulcer I check the net and read of many cures but none so obvious as garlic. The nausea of five weeks went away in two hours and the next morning my appetite had fully returned! Eight crushed cloves a day for eight days (on bread under humus or pesto) - miraculous!

Replied by Johnnyx
Daly City, Ca
[YEA]   I developed an ulcer from taking NSAID's. The pain kept me up half the night and my work performance suffered with the resulting sleep deprivation. I took some sprouted wheat bread and applied a layer of Hummus to it, then about 3 finely chopped cloves of raw garlic, and though it was hot, the pain subsided in 20 minutes. Since then, I've added 5 to 6 cloves of raw garlic to soup. After 30 minutes, no pain whatsoever. In between meals I drink Aloe Vera Juice (Certified Organic 99% @ trader joes, no sweetener)... Within 2 days, I feel way better and experience no pain. Going to continue this for at least 2 weeks. Many thanks!

Can I use baking powder in the while I'm in route to getting the baking soda? Thank you, Y
Replied by Myrranda
Shire, Middleearth
Do Not use baking "powder" in the place of baking "Soda, " they are two entirely different things. MS : )
Replied by Mike
Georgia, US
Garlic is the worst thing possible for an ulcer. This should be taken down immediately. Garlic does nothing to kill h. Pylori and is very hard on the digestive system. Take it from a garlic lover who is currently healing with cabbage juice and prayer to the Lord Jesus. Garlic causes severe pain. I took 8-10 cloves a day to fight candida when I didn't know about my ulcer and it inflamed my ulcer something fierce. I had terrible stomach pain and almost puked. The pain was got so intense that I got dizzy. Garlic and spicy foods are not recommended by anyone who knows the pain of an ulcer and how to help them heal.

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Posted by Trishia (D.h.s., Ca) on 09/05/2012

thank you everyone for your input - can't wait to start treating my ulcers - they come and go - flare-ups.

Posted by Yvonne (Atwater, Ca. Us) on 06/04/2011

thank you much for your response- it helps me a lot.

Replied by Kasra
I always had a sensitive stomach, food intolerances, diarrhea after meal times and never could eat that much so I was always underweight.

Just for awhile I tried some of the remedies recomended by people here in earth clinic and I got so much better and I'm actually gaining weight but along with it one of the things I experienced myself and was really helpful specially with my upset stomach and many other gastrointestinal issues was " yogurt ".

I'm not really tolerated with dairy products but yogurt makes me feel good about my whole intestinal tracts.

I add some spoons of fresh and sweet yogurt to a glass and mix it with water and stir it ( better not to be too diluted ) , add a little salt to it to make it tasty and take it 2/3 times daily, it works both on empty stomach or when I'm full , hope it helps somebody.


Replied by S
Summerton, Sc, United States
Simple Cure Below:

Ulcers are caused by a bacteria and usually doctors will give you medications that will only lower the acid level in your stomach for a little while causing you temporary relief, but it's not going to get rid of the bacteria itself which is why most people have recurring flare ups.

My ulcer came from the fact that I got a sty on my eye, then took an antibiotic to clear it up. After taking the antibiotic I started getting horrible stomach cramps that were so bad the only relief I got after eating was taking a Lortab (substitute for Vicodin; I had a couple of pills left over after a previous surgery). When those pills were down to just one, I went back to the doctor and was perscribed Dicyclomine for the pain and Ranitidine (Zantac) was supposed to rid me of the "upset" in about 2 weeks. Not even a week later I detected blood in my stool, but decided not to go back to the doctor to waste anymore of my money. Between the visits and the medicines, I was getting nowhere. Plus, I knew that if I went back I would more than likely receive another perscription for more antibiotics that would probably cause more problems (yeast infection, etc. ), but I knew I had to do something.

A few years ago I heard about a man who accidentally drank acid when he was a boy and in order to repair the lining in his stomach he was made to drink goat's milk for a year. He's in his 70s or 80s now, so I figured if it worked for him it should work for me as well; after all, if there's an ulcer there's a hole in your stomach. I'd heard of it working for other people as well so I decided to try it. As far as getting rid of the bacteria I decided to use cranberry juice. Studies showed that drinking cranberry juice flushes the bacteria from your digestive system.

There you have it: Cranberry juice and goat's milk. And after just 2 days no pain at all. Don't get me wrong, the goat's milk doesn't taste good at all, but I've heard of people adding a little sugar and vanilla (get the non alcoholic one since you are treating an ulcer) to help with the taste. I can't vouch for these other home remedies on here, but I know this one that I'm doing doesn't have a list of ingredients and it's a tried and true method that I'll take over a doctor's visit any day.

Replied by Ross
Tracy, Ca
Ok guys. I had a weak immune system for over a year now. Back in January I ate some little ceasers pizza and noticed that I couldn't have normal bowel movements. Around Febuary I started feeling bloated and couldn't use the rest room properly. I didn't eat for 3 days and became dehydrated and ended up in the hospital.

They rehydrated me and told me my ct scans, blood test, urine test came out all normal. They said I probably have a stomach virus or a ulcer.

They prescribed me nexium (omeprazole) and belladonna alkaloids (never took it cause of the serious side effects). Started treatment the first day of march with omeprazole over the counter. 14 day treatment and durning those 2 weeks I was able to eat normally. After the treatment I went cold turkey and felt like I was dying.

Thus lead me to this site and I tired eating garlic raw. Less than 2hrs later the pain and nausea went away. I kept eating garlic for over a month also drinking aloe vera mango flavor.

Felt alot better but I still have a sharp lower right pain on my abdominal. So Im going to try the DGL and L Glutamine. I read after hours of research online that people with ulcers have low levels of L glutamine and since I haven't been eating right for the past year It wont hurt to try.

So after weeks of eating garlic I dont have any burning sensation like before I can tell now when I'm hungry. I occasionally have sharp ab pain when ever I feel my lower right ab. I don't do ab workouts not until my L glutamine capsules arrive to help the healing and reduce soreness.

Try to workout daily at least get 15mins of excerise preferably powerwalking. Thats what I do every day when ever I feel bloated to help my digestive system. Don't forget to stretch those muscles!

Things I eat daily (All organic)

1-3 Garlic Cloves through out the day
Flax plus pumpkin flax granola (flaxseed)
Activia yogurt
Extra lean meats/ 1 large brown egg every other day
Brown Rice and Whole grain bread.
Vegetables. pasta. Spinach.
bottled water from springs not purified. Purified water is mostly acidic to the human body. Spring water is usually neutral at a ph level 7. example Arrowhead, crystal geyser or evian is best but a bit expensive.
2 to 3 apples and bananas a day. 1 kiwi
Juice 7 long Carrots with one whole orange
take a multivitamin pill
take a extra vitamin d 134 IU and Calcium 334mg pill

Going to increase my fiber intake with water so I have normal bulky stools. Flaxseed is helping me out alot with bowel movements. Will post update once my L Glutamine arrives and once I start taking DGL. Might try cayenne powder.

Posted by Yvonne (Atwater, Ca, Us) on 06/03/2011

I had a colonoscopy done because when I had my fisical they did a stool guiaiac test and blood was found (in my stool). The colonoscopy revealed that I have an ulcer in the small intestine. I don't have any symptoms and I have not seen any blood in my stool with the naked eye. Since I now know that I have an ulcer, I want to heal it naturally but my question is: how am I going to know when the ucler has healed if I have no symptoms?

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
If its a bleeding ulcer.. Your stools will be black fom the digeted blood. When its healed stools wont be black. For bleeding in the colon the stools will be red. Take blackstrap mollases, everday.. Then stop, for a couple of days and inspect the stools for color. If they are normal looking it should have healed.
Replied by 5 Months With Ulcer No Relief
Marshalltown, Iowa
Im so confused on the cayenne pepper because if I eat anything spicy my stomach ulcer burns soo bad for days so doesnt the cayenne burn??? im so scared to try it in case it burns beyond relief.
Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Most ulcers seem to be caused by a bacteria, that can live in the extreme acidicy of the Gut. An Aussie doctor identified them a few years back. Cayenne seems to do most throat Bacteria in, id say its well worth a try.
Replied by Lisa
Closter, Nj
Your gut is NOT producing enough hydrochloric acid. Thats why you have reflux. You need more good flora in there, simply provided from Apple Cider Vinegar enzymes. Perhaps other enzymes would also help- but most certainly would a really gr8 probiotic as well.

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Posted by Rosa (Fiji, Nadi) on 10/16/2010

Hi its rosa, I just wanted to ask if someone was precribed ulcyte sucrafate tablets by docter for duodenal ulcer. I have been taking 160 tablets for 2 months still I have a sour taste when I swallow saliva. Pliz can someone tell me whats the best remedy for it using honey. I cant take Apple Cider Vinegar coz its too strong for me.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Rosa, I am reading an Adelle Davis book at the moment and although I have never had ulcers of any kind I can tell you what she suggests. She says that by no means should people with duodenal ulcers take baking soda as it accelerates the emptying of the stomach leaving it exposed longer to the action of acids, the same with a diet with little fats. She thinks that almost any deficiency can cause ulcers, folic acid is one of them but also all kinds of vitamins, A, B2, B6, C, E, cholin and pantothenic acid. Eggs, being very rich in cystine seem to be an important nutrient for people with such problems. You should be allowed an unrestricted diet if you want to heal quicker. Fresh citrus juices also accelerate healing. And you can eat fried foods and high protein meals. Baking soda and antiacids delay healing. Most important, she says you should learn to blow off steam! In another book I have they advise fish oil as well as gamma oryzanol and cabbage juice or else, if you don't like the taste, you can take glutamine 8,000 mg a day for 4 weeks. I hope this helps......
Replied by Marian
Tempe, Az, Usa
Since you have never had an ulcer let me tell you that an ulcer sufferer does need a restricted diet. Citrus juice and tomatoes are the worst as is fried and fatty foods. Believe me, I have an ulcer and these have triggered attacks that have brought me to my knees in pain the like you cannot imagine. Although Adele Davis meant well, many of her theories are not effective.
Replied by Maria
Great Falls, Mt
What Adelle Davis says about not restricting the diet sounds about right for my earlier stages of stomach ulcer a few months ago. Eating anything made the pain better then. But as the ulcers progress deeper and spread, you have to restrict your diet if you don't treat it with home remedies. Once the ulcers are set in your stomach good, eating anything doesn't work anymore. Adelle is right about a deficiency bringing it on. I became deficient when I lost my appetite mourning the loss of my mother. I didn't eat well for about a year. Right now I am getting a lot of help from mastic gum directly from Greece. I get it from the popular auction site.

Posted by Tom (Kane, Pa) on 10/31/2009

[YEA]  I got an ulcer a few years back in the upper part of my stomach. The pain was so bad, it kept me awake at night. My doctor told me it was angina and that i was just getting old. I was 38! So I looked it up online and all the symptoms pointed to an ulcer. So, I looked up home remedies and found honey as one for ulcers. I made peanut butter and honey sandwiches for my lunches for a week. In one day I felt relief and in three days all symptoms were gone. During the past 3 years, I have felt the symptoms returning twice. Both times I drank honey right from the bottle, twice a day for 2 days, and it cleared right up. I use regular honey, you know the kind in the plastic squeeze bears, and it works for me. Thanks, earth clinic, love the site.

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Posted by Ken (Saint Louis, MO) on 07/17/2009

[YEA]  I had really bad pains from gastric ulcers and have found an instant cure to stop the pain in a few minutes. I took several spoonfulls of honey and glass of water and ate instant oatmeal in hot water and the pain lessened enough for me to go back to bed and sleep.

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Posted by John (King's Lynn Norfolk, Uk) on 12/05/2010


Replied by Jojo
Quezon, Manila, Philippines
This is interesting information. Did you use the H2O2 35% food grade? Does it also cure peptic ulcer?

Posted by Joel (Calgary, Alberta) on 11/18/2006

[YEA]  I use H202/baking soda, H202/colloidal silver. It has cured bad breath, whitened teeth and healed gum sores. The H202/colloidal silver cured a stomach ulcer caused by h pylori bacteria. H202 is marvelous. I have been using it to water my plants for about a year and only recently learned about it's other wonderful uses. I am going to start using Bill Munro's inhalation method shortly.

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Posted by Lisa (Hartford, Ct) on 06/24/2010

I'm recovering from stomach ulcers, and I wanted to share some of the things that helped me. The ulcers got so bad that I was vomiting blood, and prescription pills do more harm than good (plus, I don't have insurance, so I can't keep going to the doctor). The most helpful thing by far is licorice. There was a study done in Europe some time ago that found that only three things really help ulcers: rest & relaxation, quitting smoking, and licorice. Apparently licorice forms a protective coating against the lining of the stomach, and not only eases the pain, but also allows the ulcer to heal by protecting it from stomach acid. For some reason the study was never published in the U.S. You can buy chewable licorice extract pills (effective but disgusting) or drink licorice tea (a acquired taste but amazing stuff). Bananas also work wonders when your stomach feels like it's on fire with acid. Ginger also works really well for indigestion, and especially for nausea. I find that eating crystallized ginger is more effective than drinking ginger tea. However, the helpful effects of ginger don't last anywhere near as long as those of licorice.

Replied by Pratt
Hartford, Ct
How do you feel now? I have minor irritations in my stomach and I believe it was caused by taking NSAID for about 10 days, stupid doctors. I currently taking DGL licorice, Mastic gum and apple cider vinegar three times daily.

Since I am from hartford CT also, I was wondering would you suggest anything else and what did you eat during that period of healing. Any feedback or suggestion would be good and I know for sure with the above I should be feeling great in a about two to three day's - Pratt

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Posted by Josh (Brooks, Ab Canada) on 03/24/2013

[YEA]  Hi, I'm Justin from the Philippines. I had an ulcer back in my younger years and couldnt afford going to the doctor, so my mother made me drink a cup of warm water with "makabuhay stems" herbal medicine. (3 to 5 pcs 2 inches each) you need to beat the stems with anything hard to make the juice easily combine with the water. usually beat or press them with a glass bottom. The stems could be used for 2x more just add hot water let it cool a bit, just make sure you used fresh new stems each day. I drank it 3 times a day before a meal and in just my first glass for the 1st day I felt normal. The excruciating pain was gone. I did this routine for a week and the ulcer did not came back since. It taste bitter but worth a try. I ate soft foods in a week while on treatment mostly oat meals and broiled fish.

P. S. Do not drink this if you are pregnant or planning to conceive as it will encourage miscarriage. This drink will also start menstruation if you are having problem with your monthly period. Please try this if ever you are in the Philippines then post back with your experience. here is the link on how it looks

Replied by Yumi
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Hi, I'm also from Philippines, I'm suffering some symptoms of ulcer such as extreme stomach pain, vommiting, loss of appettite, pain everytime I eat. My parents said that its ulcer, I hate hospitals which made me wanna try this herbal med but I can't find any makabuhay stem. :(

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Posted by Marie (Dublin, Ireland) on 10/12/2011

I've been suffering from sporadic but agonising stomach ulcers for over a year and recently came across manuka honey as a natural remedy. Look for honey that is labelled active +10, +13, etc. I take it first thing in the morning and any time during the day when I feel that familiar old burning, gnawing pain. I've found that the best way to take it is on an empty stomach, with a teaspoonful dolloped on a small piece of bread. That way it goes straight into the stomach and should serve to coat the lining of the stomach, kill the pain and promote healing. I've had very good results with active manuka honey and understand it to be effective on any kind of ulcerated skin, wounds, etc.

Posted by Peter Hart (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) on 11/14/2007

[YEA]  Manuka Honey was the only answer to the ulcer problem I was having. All natural and clinically tested. Complete a search under 'The University of Waikato' in New Zeland. Oil of Oregano is very effective for healing cold soars in a hurry! I always recommend you research a product on a credible internet site before trying any remedy.